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The Color of Lies

The Color of Lies

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 13/01/1999

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Film exports/foreign sales :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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Synopsis

In a Breton fishing town, children come across the body of little Elodie, 10. She has been strangled. Frédérique Lesage (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), a young, recently promoted inspector, starts by questionning René (Jacques Gamblin), an art teacher and the last person to have seen Elodie alive. Although René, and above all, his wife Viviane (Sandrine Bonnaire), a visiting nurse, are accepted in the village, they aren’t "natives". Rumours about René become increasingly harsh and he ends up losing all his pupils. Viviane struggles against the rumours. She even goes so far as to confront the young inspector. A second violent death finally paralyses the town.

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Full credits (21)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Claude Chabrol

Director of Photography :

Eduardo Serra

Sound Assistant :

Benoît Hardonnière

Camera Operator :

Michel Thiriet

Press Attachés (film) :

Monica Donati, Eva Simonet

Assistant editors :

Florence Poulain, Olivier Rossignol

Production Designer :

Françoise Benoît-Fresco

Foley artists :

André Naudin, Gadou Naudin

Sound Mixer :

Claude Villand

Location Manager :

Bruno Bernard

Assistant director :

Cécile Maistre

Screenwriters :

Claude Chabrol, Odile Barski

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Bernard Thomasson

Assistant Operators :

Olivier Dessalles, Nicolas Herdt

Production Manager :

Yvon Crenn

Editor :

Monique Fardoulis

Continuity supervisor :

Aurore Chabrol

Music Composer :

Matthieu Chabrol

Costume designer :

Corinne Jorry

Still Photographer :

Jérémie Nassif

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Psychological drama

Themes :

News story, Murder

Production language :

French

Original French-language productions :

Yes

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1998

French release :

13/01/1999

Runtime :

1 h 53 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

94.153

Visa issue date :

24/12/1998

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Dolby Digital

Posters (1)

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Festival Selections (12)

French Film Festival UK - 2011

French Film Festival UK (Great Britain, 2011)

Selection

Chabrol in Brittany

Moscow - International Film Festival - 2010

Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 2010)

Selection

Claude Chabrol Retrospective

BIFF - 1999

BIFF (South Korea, 1999)

Selection

Films selected

Moscow - International Film Festival - 1999

Moscow - International Film Festival (Russia, 1999)

Selection

Panorama

Warsaw - French Film Festival - 1999

Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 1999)

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Films selected

French Film Festival in the Czech Republic - 1999

French Film Festival in the Czech Republic (Czech Republic, 1999)

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Films selected

Melbourne French Film Festival - 1999

Melbourne French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

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Sydney French Film Festival - 1999

Sydney French Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

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Films selected

Berlin International Film Festival - 1999

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)

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Official Competition

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